Donna M. Inman, LPN, is Retired Licensed Practical Nurse from Sitka Community Hospital in Sitka, Alaska

Donna M. Inman, LPN, is a well-versed Licensed Practical Nurse who has recently retired from Sitka Community Hospital in Sitka, Alaska, where she arrived in 2003 as a travel nurse. She discovered she loved living in Southeast Alaska and decided to access a night position in Long Term Care in order to remain on the island. Donna additionally helped in the Emergency Room, Obstetrics, and Acute Care when needed. “A day position in LTC opened and I accepted. My Long-Term Care Residents became my love and passion. Caring for and meeting their medical and physical, emotional, and social needs by listening and being supportive. This includes developing a trusting relationship with their loved ones”, says Donna. She has an impressive professional journey spanning fifty-three years and her areas of expertise cover all facets of long term care, education, and dementia care. Donna continues to engage in local precepting for LTC personnel at Sitka Community Hospital. She has enjoyed a varied, exciting, and fulfilling career and has been licensed in nine states, including Illinois (nursery, pediatrics, medical/surgical nursing, intensive care), Colorado (pediatrics), Alabama (pre-employment physicals, injuries, and safety program), Arizona (private duty, intensive care, burn unit nursing), Texas (operating room-general surgery, neurology, cardiology, nephrology, and orthopedics), Indiana (working with patients with disabilities), Idaho (operating room, medical/surgical, emergency room, and obstetrics nursing), Montana (camp nurse), and Alaska (emergency room, acute care, obstetrical nursing, and long-term care). For more information about Donna M. Inman, LPN, please visit http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4135319/info/.

Donna M. Inman, LPN, attended Peoria School of Practical Nursing and became a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1964. As a result of her outstanding performance in the field of nursing, The International Nurses Association (INA) has selected Donna M. Inman, LPN, to be featured in the premier publication of The Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. She feels that her success is attributable primarily to the challenges she has faced, her observation skills, continuing education units and programs, and her passion for taking care of others. “The registered nurses and physicians that I worked with were amazing, my questions were answered and explained, my concerns were listened to and discussed. I learned so much and developed trusting working relationships”, states Donna. “I am a Care Giver, I like challenges and the rewards. Nursing was truly the only choice that fit me”, she adds about what made her choose a career in nursing. She makes a difference in the lives of her patents by having found that honesty, knowledge, compassion, and sincerity in treating patients/residents and family as individuals, which has resulted in positives feelings, even when the outcome of the patient/resident hasn’t been favorable. “There was always a thank you for the care you have given”, says Donna. She dedicates her spare time to whale watching, snowmobiling, fishing, rafting, hiking, action movies, paleontology, being with family and friends, and photography. For more information about Donna M. Inman, LPN, please visit http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4135319/info/.